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Income/capita 32%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 116%
IndexArcataCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$20,245$31,458$29,829
Median household income$31,180$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,811$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,904$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$10,221$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$10,003$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate10.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level40.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Arcata is 32% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Arcata is 44% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Arcata is 116% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Arcata is 166% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $20,784$31,180$62,360
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Arcata median earnings by income bracket

      Arcata employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.5%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector4.3%3.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.2%1.9%
      Wholesale & retail services17.7%18.9%
      Public administration2.4%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.5%0.0%
      Education, health & social services23.6%39.5%
      Other40.1%32.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bayview CDP (Contra Costa County), CA1,753$79,33843%
      Myrtletown, CA5,320$62,38413%
      Fieldbrook, CA798$61,50011%
      Humboldt Hill, CA3,710$55,0760%
      Westhaven-Moonstone, CA988$54,1382%
      Arcata, CA17,775$31,18044%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Albert Lea, MN17,775$42,12824%
      Dumont, NJ17,788$96,39574%
      Central Point, OR17,793$48,81312%
      Maumelle, AR17,795$78,77942%
      Shafter, CA17,801$41,08526%
      Arcata, CA17,775$31,18044%
      Source: The Arcata, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).